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might it just be a cold?

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eenymeenyminyme Wed 08-Apr-20 11:40:30

DD16 started coughing yesterday. She says she can feel something moving when she coughs and she's got a runny nose. Her temperature is normally 36.5 and this morning it's 37. She doesn't feel ill and isn't struggling to breathe at all.

Might it just be a cold? How would I know?

Obviously I'm monitoring her closely but I'm not sure whether she should isolate for 7 days. We're staying in most of the time anyway but should she still go out for walks? Or to the shops if she keeps 2m distance? I don't want to stop her going out at all if it is just a cold / hayfever but I don't want to take any chances...

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Howmanysleepsnow Wed 08-Apr-20 11:42:55

You wouldn’t know if it’s a mild case, hence why you all need to self isolate.

Beldon Wed 08-Apr-20 11:44:51

Don’t take chances, cough is 7 days for her and 14 for rest of household

forkfun Wed 08-Apr-20 11:46:48

You won't know, she won't get tested. It's crap and why some people don't take it seriously enough. Treat it as though she has covid 19.

CodenameVillanelle Wed 08-Apr-20 11:47:23

You don't know. That's why everyone with symptoms has to self isolate hmm

CodenameVillanelle Wed 08-Apr-20 11:48:09

People isolating are still allowed to take exercise maintaining social distance but she must not go into any shops. Nor must anyone in the household.

Spam88 Wed 08-Apr-20 12:50:28

It could be a cold, but it could also be CV. Clearly you all now need to isolate, not sure what in the guidance you think leaves that open to interpretation.

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